Bronx officials look for ways to keep young pedestrians safe
Officials in the Bronx are looking for ways to keep kids safe while crossing the street.Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. held a public meeting Thursday to discuss improving traffic safety. Statistics show from 2002 to 2004, more than 2,100 Bronx children under the age of 14 were hit by cars. According to the Department of Transportation, nine out of 10 Bronx kids walk to school. The DOT says under the Safe Route to School program measures are being taken to make changes. In June, Bronx parents rallied at City Hall, demanding changes because they say there are many speeding drivers around public schools who are jeopardizing kids safety. On Monday, $50,000 in federal funds was set up to improve traffic problems outside PS-MS I-94.